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Sunday 28 February, 2021

Gardaí were prepared for potential violence and drafted in specialist officers to help police Dublin protest
# Lockdown Protest
# Lockdown Protest

Gardaí were prepared for potential violence and drafted in specialist officers to help police Dublin protest

Updated Sun 12:10 AM 84,229 Views 166 Comments
  • A major policing operation was in place from yesterday morning with senior officers, including the Commissioner, taking direct command.
  • Officers had been monitoring online chatter in recent weeks as groups planned a protest for Stephen's Green.

Friday 26 February, 2021

Shock in rural Cork community as three brothers found dead
# Mitchelstown
# Mitchelstown

Shock in rural Cork community as three brothers found dead

Fri 6:53 PM 100,508 Views 0 Comments
  • They have been named locally this evening as Patrick (60), William (66) and John (59) Hennessy.
  • The brothers have been described by neighbours as unremarkable "decent people".

Friday 19 February, 2021

Huge cocaine seizure in Cork highlights Ireland's fulcrum position in global drug gang investigations
# Background
# Background

Huge cocaine seizure in Cork highlights Ireland's fulcrum position in global drug gang investigations

Feb 19th 2021, 3:45 PM 17,845 Views 17 Comments

The Costa Rica to Cork cargo route has seen a number of successful drug interdictions.

Friday 12 February, 2021

Gardaí issue 132 fines to people passing through airports and ports since new rules
# Covid-19 Fines
# Covid-19 Fines

Gardaí issue 132 fines to people passing through airports and ports since new rules

Feb 12th 2021, 8:31 PM 28,705 Views 58 Comments

Gardaí have also said that traffic volumes have also dropped in border areas.

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Senator criticises 'phenomenal' amount of poo in Irish villages
# Dog Walkers
# Dog Walkers

Senator criticises 'phenomenal' amount of poo in Irish villages

Feb 12th 2021, 7:54 PM 49,375 Views 95 Comments

Senator Doherty said people do not want to be “on the bag” while walking their dog.

Colm Henry: 'We need to make sure this vaccine reaches every road in Ireland'
# Covid Vaccines
# Covid Vaccines

Colm Henry: 'We need to make sure this vaccine reaches every road in Ireland'

Feb 12th 2021, 6:02 PM 17,898 Views 57 Comments

The nursing home vaccine roll out is now almost complete, as the next phase is set to begin on Monday.

Tenerife dental clinic reports surge in Irish people booking appointments (and then not turning up)
# Tenerife
# Tenerife

Tenerife dental clinic reports surge in Irish people booking appointments (and then not turning up)

Feb 12th 2021, 2:30 PM 58,409 Views 129 Comments

The Tenerife based dental receptionist said that Irish callers are requesting an email to confirm the appointment.

Friday 5 February, 2021

Six people due before courts as first summonses issued for non-payment of Covid-19 fines
# Fines
# Fines

Six people due before courts as first summonses issued for non-payment of Covid-19 fines

Feb 5th 2021, 3:36 PM 25,182 Views 88 Comments

A court date for not paying a fine could face a €1,000 fine and/or a month in prison.

'Shock' in rural community as gardaí probe death of woman found in burning car
# Co Cork
# Co Cork

'Shock' in rural community as gardaí probe death of woman found in burning car

Feb 5th 2021, 12:20 PM 52,385 Views 1 Comment

The remains were found inside the burning car by firefighters. A man was found nearby.

Man (50s) in serious condition after being attacked at his home in Kerry
# Rathmore
# Rathmore

Man (50s) in serious condition after being attacked at his home in Kerry

Feb 5th 2021, 11:58 AM 30,310 Views 0 Comments

The injured man was taken to Cork University Hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

Friday 29 January, 2021

Government TD says 'absurd' ban on naming child victims needs to end
# Josh Dunne
# Josh Dunne

Government TD says 'absurd' ban on naming child victims needs to end

Jan 29th 2021, 5:24 PM 22,163 Views 0 Comments

Deputy O’Callaghan also wants Government to consider increasing the maximum sentence for knife crime.

Man (40s) dies after car collides with lorry in Limerick
# Road Death
# Road Death

Man (40s) dies after car collides with lorry in Limerick

Jan 29th 2021, 9:58 AM 22,534 Views 2 Comments

The man was the only person injured in the crash involving a car and a lorry.

Friday 22 January, 2021

Parents of brain-damaged boy lose Supreme Court appeal for control of medical treatment
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

Parents of brain-damaged boy lose Supreme Court appeal for control of medical treatment

Jan 22nd 2021, 6:29 PM 24,457 Views 0 Comments

The boy, known as John, suffered a devastating brain injury in road crash in 2020.

Report finds pilots were not adequately familiar with passenger plane which flew too low on approach to Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

Report finds pilots were not adequately familiar with passenger plane which flew too low on approach to Dublin Airport

Jan 22nd 2021, 4:13 PM 43,223 Views 0 Comments

The probe determined that both pilots were not adequately familiar with the aircraft they were flying.

PAC to question Horse Racing Ireland over 'unusual circumstances' behind the loss of €389,000
# Horse Racing IReland
# Horse Racing IReland

PAC to question Horse Racing Ireland over 'unusual circumstances' behind the loss of €389,000

Jan 22nd 2021, 4:07 PM 15,586 Views 0 Comments

The money was in control of a cash-in-transit company when it stopped operating and went into liquidation.

Friday 15 January, 2021

Gardaí appeal for people to "stay at home" this weekend
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Gardaí appeal for people to "stay at home" this weekend

Jan 15th 2021, 6:25 PM 50,472 Views 49 Comments

Gardaí said they will continue to engage with the public but will issue tickets to those who ignore the regulations to stay at home.

Dublin Airport private Antigen testing begins as Dutch authorities make it compulsory for fliers
# Antigen Test
# Antigen Test

Dublin Airport private Antigen testing begins as Dutch authorities make it compulsory for fliers

Jan 15th 2021, 2:24 PM 18,663 Views 19 Comments

The antigen tests come as Dutch authorities have banned untested passengers from entering the country.

Friday 8 January, 2021

€1m seized by anti-gang gardaí in early morning van stop
# Garda
# Garda

€1m seized by anti-gang gardaí in early morning van stop

Jan 8th 2021, 5:48 PM 27,211 Views 20 Comments

The money is alleged to be the proceeds of crime from a West Dublin Crime Group.

Explainer: Here is how today's construction lockdown will impact building projects
# Construction
# Construction

Explainer: Here is how today's construction lockdown will impact building projects

Jan 8th 2021, 5:00 PM 31,849 Views 29 Comments

Despite the lockdown there are a number of construction projects that can continue.

TV and radio resources for remote learning students across TG4 and RTE
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

TV and radio resources for remote learning students across TG4 and RTE

Jan 8th 2021, 4:53 PM 12,619 Views 6 Comments

Programming and online resources have been expanded by the State Broadcaster to help students through level 5.

Friday 11 December, 2020

Harrison Ford to appear in a fifth instalment of Indiana Jones
# Indiana Jones
# Indiana Jones

Harrison Ford to appear in a fifth instalment of Indiana Jones

Dec 11th 2020, 5:40 PM 19,067 Views 26 Comments

The announcement was made by Disney film executives at a briefing with investors.

50 garda sergeants appointed to inspector without new promotion competition
# An Garda Síochána
# An Garda Síochána

50 garda sergeants appointed to inspector without new promotion competition

Dec 11th 2020, 5:18 PM 44,055 Views 19 Comments

The gardaí had previously competed in a promotion campaign but were not offered posts.

'Amber alert' issued by Eirgrid as electricity system comes under pressure to meet demand
# Supply And Demand
# Supply And Demand

'Amber alert' issued by Eirgrid as electricity system comes under pressure to meet demand

Dec 11th 2020, 1:42 PM 28,350 Views 57 Comments

The warning came as Eirgrid are set to close two peat-fueled power plants in the Midlands.

Saturday 5 December, 2020

Warning over spate of fake texts claiming customs charges owed on online buys
# Smishing
# Smishing

Warning over spate of fake texts claiming customs charges owed on online buys

Dec 5th 2020, 6:30 AM 72,769 Views 16 Comments

Warnings issued as scammers are using so-called “sim towers” to circulate fake text messages purporting to be from legitimate parcel delivery firms.

Friday 4 December, 2020

Man injured in a Belfast suspected paramilitary punishment shooting
# West Belfast
# West Belfast

Man injured in a Belfast suspected paramilitary punishment shooting

Dec 4th 2020, 6:32 PM 11,591 Views 19 Comments

The victim was shot in both legs in the suspected terror-style attack.